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Online Ivy-League Education without the Ivy-League Price (#MOOC)

By Lucy Weiland MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) provide Ivy-League education without the Ivy-League price. The courses cover topics all across the educational spectrum, from algebra to zoology and everywhere in between. You can take one anytime, anywhere, from any computer or device. More than perhaps any other form of education, you truly get out of it… Read More ›

You Can #MOOC Yourself

To share the experience learnt from MobiMOOC courses, which are free, open online courses on the subject of mobile learning. Inge Ignatia de Waard published an eBook MOOC YourSelf – Set up your own MOOC for Business, Non-Profits, and Informal Communities. (licensed with CC BY-SA) A MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, is a gathering of participants,… Read More ›

The Best of Both Worlds – #mLearning and MOOCs

This presentation merges the benefits from mobile learning and MOOCs. The presentation was given during one of ADL Interagency Mobile Learning Webinars on 16 July 2013 by Inge Ignatia de Waard. Highlight Research: mobile learners enter into more interactions => more reflection A mobile accessible course will result in more learner interactions (more reflections, leading to knowledge… Read More ›

The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship And How To Promote It In Your Classroom

“Social entrepreneurs don’t just pursue a social end, they pursue that end in a fundamentally communal way.” –Sally Osberg, Skoll Foundation In a not-so-distant past, college degrees were the safety nets that led to job security. Now those nets are riddled with holes, sagged down by the weight of so many recipients. And unless young… Read More ›

Global Mobile Learning on the Move (#mlw2013)

Here are some great tweets from #mlw2013 you should know, and links to important posts too, especially lots of them are from @IGNATIA. (more to come) Use our mobile app to learn about UNESCO Mobile Learning Week #mlw2013 — UNESCO (@UNESCO) February 18, 2013 Tell us how UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning will assist… Read More ›


Research Roundup about MOOCs and Online Learning

The rising of MOOCs brings the interest of scrutinizing the effectiveness of online learning. Definitely it’s not a new-born baby, even MIT’s OpenCourseWare is more than 10 years old. But the Web2.0 technologies and new concepts have brought something different and evolving. Journalist’s Resource has put together a roundup on those significant research papers in… Read More ›

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A Handbook for Self-organizing Self-learners

Kicking off the learning journey of 2013, many MOOCs just started last week, Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum  from Open University (#OLDSMOOC_w1) and #ETMOOC (focused on educational technology) from a group of thought leaders are especially for educators, while DS106 on digital storytelling is for anyone who likes to tell stories in digital forms. Of course, storytelling… Read More ›

MOOC, future education

From 2012 The Tipping Point to EPIC 2020

2012 The Tipping Point is a short presentation in a TED like format that was given by Bill Sams in June 2012 to the Ohio Tech Angel Fund members.  It is a concise overview of what has already happened in the education world. The EPIC 2020 web site contains links and additional information on every thing discussed… Read More ›

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NMC Horizon Report – Preview 2013 Higher Education Edition

from The New Media Consortium (NMC) The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program, and is slated to be released in February 2013. The tenth edition will describe annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to… Read More ›

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Crowdsourcing Homework Assignment Review

(from MIT News) In an effort to bring a more human dimension to the online-education experience, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Rob Miller has developed a new computer system that will help provide students with feedback on their homework assignments and create more interaction between students, teachers and alumni. Crowdsourcing homework assignment… Read More ›

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Reuse is Key to Positive MOOC and OER Impact

by Timothy Vollmer, first published on : Keeping MOOCs Open (licensed under CC BY) MOOCs — or Massive Open Online Courses — have been getting a lot of attention lately. Just in the last year or so, there’s been immense interest in the potential for large scale online learning, with significant investments being made in companies (Coursera, Udacity, Udemy), similar non-profit initiatives (edX) and learning… Read More ›

Top 10 Educational Technologies of 2012

School Library Journal has listed the top 10 educational technologies of 2012 for our awareness that shift happens. It’s a good time for us to review all the trends at the end of this year. It’s exciting. Let’s examine some of the stickier trends and trends-to-be and see where our opportunities are. (actually there are… Read More ›

Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum (MOOC)

from Open Learning Design Studio  Welcome to the Open Learning Design Studio’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum”. The course will run from 10th January to 13th March 2013. This free, open and online course (MOOC) has been designed with further and higher education professionals in mind – lecturers,… Read More ›

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A Gamified MOOC for All High School Students

EmergingEdTech posted an article to raise awareness about a gamified MOOC which is free to high school students everywhere. Badgestack and Longwood University work together to offer this non-credit courses. Can it get much more innovative and community-focused than this? Longwood University in Virginia has worked with one-of-a-kind learning platform creator BadgeStack to offer a MOOC designed to help High School… Read More ›

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The Ongoing Stories of MOOC

Online education is driving today’s higher education revolution. Though the flurry of attention around MOOCs may lead one to conclude that distance learning is a recent phenomenon, it actually dates back over 120 years. Read : Distance Learning Has Been Around Since 1892, You Big MOOC on Forbes. MOOCs have been around for a few years… Read More ›

Making Sense of MOOCs – A Thorough Review

Tony Bates pointed us to this thorough review on MOOCs from Sir John Daniel, Korea National Open University, in his website (link). Explanatory Note During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements… Read More ›

Free Online Courses: Top 50 Sites to Get Educated for Free

Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free. From databases that organize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for those interested in history, the… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).